Spanish Fork (Utah) tight end Richard Wilson is easily among the top players at his position in the West region this coming fall. Wilson has five offers on the table and has a busy summer schedule ahead of him.
Wilson, 6-3, 220 pounds had a big junior season and has all the tools to be a major impact player at the next level. The athlete caught 46 balls for 700 yards and nine touchdowns and plays more like a big receiver than a tight end. He has a great frame though and will have no problem adding the necessary size to play the position in college.
At the NIKE Combine in Dallas back in March, Wilson put on a show running a 4.64-40, 4.38 shuttle, jumped 29 inches in the vertical and threw the power ball 34'02" and his 91.17 SPARQ Rating is among the best of any tight end tested this year.
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On the recruiting front, Wilson picked up early local offers from BYU and Utah and has since landed three more including two earlier this week.
"LSU offered me awhile back and then Tennessee and Arizona just offered yesterday," Wilson said. "Things are going well and it has made me re-think when I'll make my college choice.
"Originally, I was planning to commit the day before my first game in August but now with all the different colleges talking to me, I may push that back some. I'm still not sure to be honest, I haven't decided if I want to commit early or take all five of my visits.
"I will be taking several unofficial visits this summer to get a closer look at some of the schools recruiting me. I'm going to check out LSU , Boise St, Tennessee, Miami, Auburn and possibly a few others. I'm also going to the NIKE Camp at BYU in June.
"Right now, I'm just trying to find the pros and cons of each of the schools and trying to stay wide open to everyone. I'm willing to listen to every school to see what they have to offer and have no favorites at this time."